Podcasts

Archives in Context (Society of American Archivists)
The podcast about archives and the people behind them.

Archivist’s Alley
Archivist’s Alley is a safe conversational space designed for casual and lively discussions about how to preserve our work and identities in the professional landscapes and media that we work and create in. It is an open and dynamic arena to talk about archival ideas, new projects and to celebrate the power of each guest’s voice as a critical part of this community and our world at large.

An Archivist’s Tale
Archivists in conversation with archivists, discussing their work and passions and how they care for the historical record and present the storied past. Hosted by husband and wife team Karen Trivette and Geof Huth.

Archives d’Afrique (French)
The contemporary history of Africa through its great men. Illustrated with sound archives and testimonies of actors still alive. No one has the right to erase a page in the history of a people, because a people without history is a world without a soul. A program presented by Alain Foka.

Artist in the Archive
Join the Library of Congress’s Innovator-in-Residence Jer Thorp as he explores the 165 million items in the library’s collection and speaks with the librarians, archivist and technologists who try to make sense of it all.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Flatbush + Main explores Brooklyn’s past and present through scholarly discussions, historical archives, and oral histories.

Collections Up Close (Minnesota Historical Society)

Interference Archive

Kansas Historical Society
Get an insider’s perspective on interesting objects in Kansas history. Listen to the stories of Kansans — some famous, some infamous, and some just average folks. These podcasts, produced by the Kansas Historical Society, all feature items from our collections rich in Kansas history.

The Keepers from The Kitchen Sisters
The Kitchen Sisters are embarking on a new NPR and podcast series, The Keepers — stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep. Guardians of history, large and small, protectors of the free flow of information and ideas, eccentric individuals who take it upon themselves to preserve some part of our cultural heritage.

Library and Archives Canada
Episodes will showcase treasures from our collection, guide you through our many services, and introduce you to the people who acquire, safeguard and make known Canada’s documentary heritage.

Library of Congress
Discover the treasures of the Library through its experts and special guests.

Library of Congress: Digital Preservation
The mission of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program is to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available digital content for current and future generations. Collaboration and shared ideas are essential to the success of NDIIPP and all digital preservation institutions. These podcasts are conversations with digital preservation leaders with whom the Library is collaborating. A production of the Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.

Lost in the Stacks
Every Friday, librarians and archivists from the Georgia Tech Library pick a theme and free-associate an hour of music, interviews, and library talk.

Material Memory
In theme-based seasons, Material Memory explores the effects of our changing environment—from digital technologies to the climate crisis—on our ability to access the record of our shared humanity, and the critical role that libraries, archives, museums, and other public institutions play in keeping cultural memory alive.

More Podcast, Less Process
More Podcast, Less Process is a podcast featuring interviews with archivists, librarians, preservationists, technologists, and information professionals about interesting work and projects within and involving archives, special collections, and cultural heritage. Topics include appraisal and acquisition, arrangement and description, reference, outreach and education, collection management, physical and digital preservation, and infrastructure and technology.

National Archives (U.K.)

Preserve This
Preserve This Podcast is an Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project hosted by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) to help podcasters protect their work against the threats of digital decay.

Smithsonian Institution

Still Speaking
Still Speaking is a radio show created by Conrad Stoesz, the archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Archives. Still Speaking tells stories about people, places, and events preserved in documents and artifacts in our archives. Our aim is to learn about the past, the role of archives in society, and give you something to think about. Together we can listen to the people of the past “still speaking.”

Tales from the Archive
Brought to you by Preservica, the Tales from the archive series delivers behind the scenes access to the archives from some of the worlds the best known organisations. Journey with us as we explore how the corporate archive has become the trusted source of critical long-term business records and brand assets.

The series features guest speakers who are using digital preservation to ensure they can quickly respond to compliance and litigation challenges and unlock the value of their brand heritage.

Transcripts
Transcripts is a new podcast that puts the transgender movement in context. Using oral histories from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosts Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam introduce listeners to the trans activists who are changing our world.